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So run the left and right turn signal to the same "Stop Light"?.
No the brake lights and signal lights are separate so you need a wire to the brake lights and two different wires one to the left signal light and the other to the right.

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So run the left and right turn signal to the same "Stop Light"? Wouldn't neither blink? Seems they would be shorted together? Mine are not wired individually except inside the trailer. Not at the 4 pin connector.

uh, no....

I may have condensed it too much.

If we are looking at my trailer, and the 1157 bulbs that are in the Marine Stop/Run/Signal light assembly.

The Stop Lamp/Turn filament is the biggest one, and the brightest.
that will now be the Turn Signal only.

The Left turn wire on the bike, goes to the Left trailer Stop Lamp filament.
The Right turn wire on the bike, goes to the Right trailer Stop Lamp filament.

The standard, "running light" is still just that, the smaller filament is just for Running Lights and all of the lights are normally run from just that one wire.

The bike's brake light wire which is BLUE is extended to the trailer runs to the 3 extra lights that I bought purposely to be used as the STOP lights.

This Blue Wire is not included in most trailer wiring hookups, but it should be.

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If I understand you correctly, your trailer is using the same exact light assembly as the standard GL1800 Saddle Bags are?

if so, you only need to go from wire color on the bike, to the same exact wire color on the trailer's light assembly.

There should be a Blue wire in the trailer's light assembly and it should be going to the Stop Lamps.

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I am wondering if I should add extra side lights on the trailer to add more visibility from the 90 degree off views??


Well, I gutted all the lights and all the wiring too. I NEVER use the trailer as a ground and run a to every light. Using the trailer as a ground always messes up... it's a mater of time. Don't cheap out.


In a nut shell, here in NS and probably in the rest of Canada, you are required to have your trailer visible with lights from all view angles from ground level. Amber in the front 1/2 and red in the rear. We refer to them as clearance, driving or parking lights. That includes the "dim" part of the brake light.


The rear facing red does not have to be part of the brake light, but they must be visible from the rear and in general all the lights must represent the dimensions of the trailer.


I believe that in the near future you will be required to have lights over the tires if they stick out from the trailer (like mine). I can't say for sure but I think I read that somewhere on or about the time I was redoing my trailer.


As you probably realize, when taking photos or filming LED lights they seem exceptionally bright and overload the camera optically. Most people understand this. The sun was low that evening which makes them look brighter than they are.


My rule of thumb when wiring up trailers, even if it's a new trailer, is to toss that 4 wire system. That means the lights too. If your bike (or car) has Red brake lights and Amber turn signals, why would you want to change that setup and go more complicated to save a few dollars and risk damaging your bike wiring if you don't know how to wire things up.


This was the trailer build along with other people builds too.


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No the brake lights and signal lights are separate so you need a wire to the brake lights and two different wires one to the left signal light and the other to the right.
Yes, I have wired it without the converter and have one extra wire and it is the Brake light. Now every thing works but brake lights.

Here is what I have:

White - Ground - White on Goldwing
Brown - Tail Light - Brown on Goldwing
Yellow - Left Turn - Orange on Goldwing
Green - Right Turn - Light Blue on Goldwing

Left over on Gold wing is Red - Brake lights.

Anyone know a work around?

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I hate to tell you but you have to use a 5 pin connector not a 4 pin.


The 5 pin connector has enough wires in it for you.


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That's five wire.

1: Tail/Running
2: Brake
3: Left blinker
4: Right blinker
5: Ground
I do have 5 running from the Bike, but just 4 on the trailer. This is why I figured I needed the converter, but with the converter, everything worked BUT the Right Side Flasher.

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You need to run a new wire on the trailer for this to work... 5 wires on the bike means that 5 wires have to be running back to the lights on the trailer.


That converter was suppose to "fix that" but it never does. Run that extra wire to both brake lights and you will be done.


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I hate to tell you but you have to use a 5 pin connector not a 4 pin.


The 5 pin connector has enough wires in it for you.


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My Trailer is just a 4 pin connector and not 5. The Goldwing is 5, that is why I have to use a 5 to 4 pin converter. I have that back on and everything works again, BUT the right side Flasher.

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You need to toss that converter.


You need to cut the 4 pin connector off the trailer.


You need to add a mating 5 pin connector for the wire on the trailer AND


You need to add another wire and run it from the new 5 pin connector to the brake lights.


If you do this then everything will work. What you are doing is matching the bike wiring and bulbs wire for wire and bulb for bulb in parallel.


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